About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

This information is provided to help people with cerebral palsy and their families make decisions about suitable interventions. It has been developed using the best research evidence combined with the expertise of clinicians and people with cerebral palsy and their families.

Assessments are used to understand the types and severity of cerebral palsy, to assist with planning interventions and to measure the outcomes or effectiveness of interventions and therapies (outcome measures).


Super presentation by Dr Kate Langdon re mortality amongst people with CP. I can’t wait to read the full paper by Kate, Eve Blair, Linda Watson @_smcintyre and colleagues. @CPA_Research

Great session from SCPE and ACPR regarding the decline in rates and severity of CP over time. Such encouraging findings! Thank you to all the presenters for sharing this important content #EACD2019 @CPA_Research @_smcintyre @sellier_elodie @mjplatt

Enlightening presentation from Yana Wilson, sharing the views of families on genetics and data sharing in #cerebralpalsy research. #EACD2019 @CPA_Research

Next up at #EACD2019 - Listening to speakers from @CPAllianceAU and @Sydney_Uni present on Assistive Technology Innovations for Communication and Mobility… Collaboration between #OccupationalTherapy and #rehabengineering

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